The wide eyed delusions of Ed Balls grow wierder by the day. In this morning's Daily Telegraph he seriously suggests that the reason Labour lost the election was because they didn't specifically rule out a rise in VAT.
No, Ed. You lost the election because of the way you mismanaged the economy and lied and spun you way through the last thirteen years. And you lost because you could no longer connect with the big tent coalition built by Tony Blair. You should ask yourself why that was rather than indulge in fantasies about how banning a rise in VAT could have won the election.
However, credit where credit is due. This is the first time any of the leadership candidates has made any attempt to analyse why Labour lost the election. Just a pity it is a flawed one.
UPDATE: Dizzy agrees with Blinky! Sort of.